Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

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Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Studio album by Discharge
Released 21 May 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Hardcore punk, d-beat
Length 27:27
Label Clay
Producer Mike (Clay) Stone (record producer)
Discharge chronology
Never Again
(1981)Never Again1981
Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Never Again
(1984)Never Again1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Punknews4.5/5 stars link

Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing is the debut studio album by English hardcore punk band Discharge, released on May 21, 1982 by Clay Records. While some critics at the time dismissed this album as "unmusical", in retrospect, it is viewed both a classic of the era and the peak of Discharge's career.[citation needed]

The album is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics, a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. AllMusic calls the band's sound a "high-speed noise overload" characterized by "ferocious noise blasts" [1]

The album is considered highly important in the evolution of extreme forms of metal and punk music, paving the way for genres such as thrash metal, black metal, crust punk and grindcore.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Discharge (Cal Morris, Bones, Rainy and Garry Maloney).

Side one
1."Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing"1:33
2."The Nightmare Continues"1:51
3."The Final Blood Bath"1:42
4."Protest and Survive"2:17
5."I Won't Subscribe"1:39
6."Drunk With Power"2:46
Side two
1."A Hell on Earth"1:54
2."Cries of Help"3:07
3."The Possibility of Life's Destruction"1:17
4."Q: And Children? A: And Children"1:49
5."The Blood Runs Red"1:36
6."Free Speech for the Dumb"2:18
7."The End"2:32


  • Cal Morris – lead vocals
  • Bones – lead & rhythm guitar
  • Rainy – bass
  • Garry Moloney – drums
  • Mike "Clay" Stone - producer


  1. ^ Dean McFarlane (2002-07-09). "Discharge - Discharge | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-28.